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Star Cafe Seafood Restaurant

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Cnr Chapel Rd & Gracechurch Drive | Botany, Manukau, New Zealand
+64 9-271 1698
Today
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Yum Cha lunch. Food excellent. Service best at any Yum Cha restaurant I have visited. Tried to book, but no-one answered phone, so just turned up at 11:00 am (Sunday). Already was quite busy. Can only stay until 12:30, then another sitting takes over. Decor very bland and uninspiring - but hey, it is the food you go... More 

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Thank Llewellyn R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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375 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of dishes including vegetarian dishes, with the trolley rolling out a new range each time it goes past.

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Thank happysheepChina
Texas
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many great options and I enjoyed most things very much. The whole "yum cha" experience was new to me. I'm glad I had an experienced diner with me. I would have had a hard time figuring out the routine. The food was worth the trouble. The portion sizes were generous.

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Thank Originalsweetone
Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Star cafe is located in Botany and does great Yum Cha. It is a popular joint and majority of the time requiring you to book before turning up. The Yum Cha selection is decent and worth the money. They are also open for dinner and some of the main dishes are big enough to share.

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Thank RegNZ
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Took the kids (8 & 6) out for the yum cha experience. We loved it! We tried a varity of dishes. The salt and pepper squid was so good but I loved this seaweed dish they had. Will definitely visit again. According to the kids it was "yummy cha"

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Thank avishtas
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of our venues for Yum Cha when I fly up to Akld. Yum Cha is of good quality. Portions are big. Chilli sauce is nice.

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Thank Sharon Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If crowds are an indication of the popularity of a restaurant then this is one to visit. If you need more proof who better to judge Chinese food than the local Chinese that live in the region. My 8 year old loved the food and was raving the whole meal, there was enough variety to also to please our 6... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The 2 Dim Sum dishes we ordered tasted hard & not fresh. Other 3 main dishes ordered are not tasty either. Very disappointed with the visit.

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Thank Eleanor B
Canberra, ACT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We recently visited the Golden Jade, but saw this restaurant is closer to my friend is house. My friend said the Star Cafe restaurant is very close to her house. It takes only 5-10 min walk but service is awful! They only allow 1hr eating. Even if you have not finished the food and time is up, you are requested... More 

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Thank Lily66Can
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Have driven past this place many times, finally stopped in for lunch with the family. It was perfect. Food was good. Service was good. I think we got excited with all the options and ordered nearly one of everything. Kids loved it too. Will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Chapel Rd & Gracechurch Drive | Botany, Manukau, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Manukau
  • Phone Number: +64 9-271 1698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?